I've seen this blog post idea on several blogs (i think it originated here) and I always really enjoy reading them, so here goes my version:
If we had a coffee date...
I would welcome you into our little maisonette apartment (an apartment with two floors) and it would smell of freshly baked oatmeal muffins and coffee.
Micha would be playing on the rug in our living room or in his playpen with a dozen of his toys scattered around him, and probably getting cranky because it's nap time.
I'd offer you a cup of coffee and probably apologize that it's not as good as the stuff I'd fix you at the espresso bar I work at. But it's not about the coffee now, it's about conversation and company on this oddly cold March morning.
I would bring Micha upstairs for his nap and meanwhile you could sneak a peek around the apartment to satisfy your curious nature (what? that's just something I would do?).
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We would sip our coffee and I would ask you how you're doing? How is life treating you?
I would tell you that I'm really enjoying this season in life. Yes, there are sleepless nights and normal day-to-day worries. But life is good.
If you're a fellow mommy we would chat about our babies and I would share with you that Micha is showing less interest in nursing and that it's making me feel a little unnecessary and insecure. I'm not ready for him to wean yet and that I'm hoping that this is just phase he's going through.
I would ask you how you're doing it with your baby, and maybe feel a little pang of jealousy if you'd tell me that things are going super smooth.
(just keeping it real :) )
I would mention that I feel that being a mama is such a blessing but also such a lesson in humility and selflessness, and that it's kinda hard sometimes.
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Meanwhile our coffee would be getting cold in our mugs and I'd fetch us some more, and bring some muffins along while I'm at it.
We'd munch away at our muffins and enjoy the sun shining through the living room window.
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I'd tell you that I sometimes feel a bit insecure that I don't have a 'real' job, but that I don't regret my choice to be a stay-at-home mama. Yes, lately it's been a little tight financially, but I would tell you that I believe that God provides for us. I don't mind having a tighter budget for the time being if it means that I can be at home with my baby.
He'll only be a baby once, and I wouldn't want to miss it for the world!
I would share that having a tighter budget is forcing me to be more creative and that I've found a new hobby in thrifting and restyling clothes.
I would ask you what your passion is and what your dreams are?
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We would chat away the morning and finally we would hear Micha waking from his nap.
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I would share with you that I really appreciate having a friend like you, and that it's been a while since I've invested in a friendship.
I would tell you that I really enjoyed our little coffee date and that we should do it again soon.
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